1. ARCTIC CIRCLE TRAIL, GREENLAND
Distance: 160 kilometres
Time Needed: 9 – 11 days
Best Time to Go: June to September but beware of bugs early in the season, cooler temperatures and overnight snow later in the season
Why you want to go: Hike from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut and stay in eight simple huts along the trail. The reward is unspoiled wilderness in a land of 100 lakes. Nature photographers will love it for the vegetation, reindeer and Arctic fox.
2. GR 20 in CORSICA, FRANCE
Distance: Approximately 180 kms long with 9,700 m (31,800 ft) of climbing
Time Needed: 12 – 20 days
Best Time to Go: June to October; snow can be a problem early in the season
Why You Want to Go: Called one of the toughest of Europe’s big walks, the GR20 takes you diagonally from north to south along the mountain range, offering fantastic scenery of rugged, jagged edged peaks, meadows, forests and mountain lakes. It can be done on your own though there are plenty of companies offering tours.